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Real Time with Bill Maher 

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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.
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Bill Maher ...  Himself - Host 512 episodes, 2003-2020
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

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It's Your Choice. Maher Or Less. (season 6) See more »

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21 February 2003 (USA) See more »

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Bill Maher: New rule: if your future plans include murdering someone, you probably shouldn't get a neck tattoo that says "Murder".
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Bill Maher: That's what Jeff Chapman did in Kansas, and now he wants the State to pay for the removal of his "Murder" tattoo because it might make the jury think he had murder on his mind.
[laughter]
Bill Maher: I got a better idea, Jeff: wear a turtleneck.
[laughter]
Bill Maher: Or if that's too gay for you, tattoo "I didn't" on your forehead...
[laughter]
Bill Maher: ...and then the jury will see the message "I ...
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Unstable mix of Politics and Comedy.
12 March 2005 | by Son_of_MansfieldSee all my reviews

Of course, some people are attracted to the unstable. I have to watch this show whenever I notice it is on, even when I find it to be an episode that I have already seen. You are never sure if you should laugh or wince as Bill takes aim at everything ridiculous about America. He even lets himself be ridiculed, which is the mark of a fair commentator. The guests on his shows frequently disagree with him and the show is more fun when they disagree. The first time I really took to Bill's style was watching a show where one of the guests(Andrew Sullivan, I think) slammed a comment of Bill's that they then discussed for a few minutes. The only thing I don't like about the show is that it is too short. Bill frequently has to cut discussions off to make way for other topics, which gives it the feel in pace of PTI. An important show with a perfect home in HBO, where you can actually say what you want to say.


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